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A Way Through

A Way Through

By Archway Academy
Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, where education meets recovery. Archway is a sober High school located in the sunny heart of Houston, TX. We meet the individual, educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE! - This is A Way Through.
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021 - How to Talk to Your Child about Teen Sexting & Dating Violence with Jeff R. Temple, Ph.D.
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, is joined by Dr. Jeff Temple. Dr. Temple is a Professor, Licensed Psychologist, and Founding Director of the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research focuses on preventing interpersonal, community, and structural violence and has been funded through the National Institute of Justice, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has over 200 scholarly publications in various high-impact journals, including JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Pediatric the Journal of Adolescent Health. He recently co-edited a book on adolescent dating violence, is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Primary Prevention, and is on the editorial boards of five other scientific journals. Dr. Temple recently co-chaired the Texas Task Force on Domestic Violence and served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Psychological Association. Locally, he served as the Vice President of the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees. His work has also been featured on CNN, New York Times, TIME Magazine, Washington Post, and even the satirical website, The Onion. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation hear stories of triumph, self-discovery healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode & leave a review of the show! Topics: The truth behind teen sexting & adolescent dating violence Peventing victimization in teen dating Teaching teens how to handle stress in a healthy way Learning to trust yourself as a parent Modeling positive, healthy relationships for teens Dr. Jeff Temple: Website: https://www.utmb.edu/cvp Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Web: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: "Where Education Meets Recovery" Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation, located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor.
39:57
July 26, 2022
020 - The Parallels between Gaming Addiction and Substance Addiction with Clifford Sussman, M.D.
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. This week, John Moring, CFRE, Director of Advancement of Archway Academy, is filling in for Sasha and Jamie as he chats with Clifford Sussman, M.D. Dr. Sussman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has been a pioneer in recognizing and treating internet gaming disorder since 2008, long before it became recognized by the World Health Organization as an official diagnosis. As an expert consultant, he helped develop the first Digital Use Disorder track at Caron Renaissance Treatment Center. He is a frequent educator and presenter on this topic and trains other clinicians as well. As a programmer, software developer, and a gamer himself, he is dedicated to helping people achieve healthier, more balanced relationships with digital technology. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Balancing High and Low Dopamine activities during unstructured time How social interaction can contribute to gaming addiction The science behind boredom and why it can be healthy for adolescents Similar brain patterns in substance use and gaming addiction Why abstinence from gaming isn’t as effective as parents might think Connect with Clifford Sussman, M.D.: Call: 202-248-4346 Email: cliffordsussmanmd@gmail.com Website: https://cliffordsussmanmd.com Additional Resources: Internet & Video Game Addiction Info: https://cliffordsussmanmd.com/internet-and-video-game-addiction-information/ Assessment & Treatment of Digital Use Disorders: https://www.rosscenter.com/event/assessment-and-treatment-of-digital-use-disorders-homestudy/ Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy:  "Where Education Meets Recovery." If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org
29:27
July 12, 2022
019 - Holding On To Hope with Jonathan Rea, LCDC, LPCA
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, is joined by Jonathan Rea, the Clinical Director of Malaty Therapy, a group of amazing licensed therapists with offices in Houston and Kingwood. Jonathan Rea is a psychotherapist who works with adolescents and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and substance abuse. Jonathan earned his bachelor's degree from the University of St. Thomas in 2007. He then spent the following ten years working with adolescents who had experienced abandonment, abuse, or neglect by their parents. He also earned his Master of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, in 2019. Jonathan offers individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, and group therapy. Jonathan's areas of expertise include addiction, family-of-origin work, and relationship concerns. He is particularly passionate about working with the recovery community and the LGBTQ community. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Defining trauma and how it impacts the stress response system Navigating through fight, flight, fawn, and freeze responses Understanding and healing early childhood trauma Why addiction thrives in isolation and how to find a strong community Reconnecting and healing from addiction with the whole family Connect with Jonathan Rea, LCDC, LPCA: Website: https://malatytherapy.com Call: (713) 628-3966 Connect with Archway Academy: FB: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Web: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway:  Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through
43:08
June 28, 2022
018 - Empowering Families to Live their Fullest, Healthiest, and Authentic Lives with Melanie Flint, LCSW, CGP, EAP
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, is joined by Melanie Flint, LCSW, CGP, EAP. Melanie is the Founder and Clinical Director of JEM Wellness and Counseling, located in Houston, TX. During their conversation, both Jamie and Melanie share the importance of holding space for families as they navigate pain, trauma, and addiction. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: The power of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Building healthy relationships through setting boundaries & open conversation Giving adolescents control and empowerment through therapy Understanding the family’s needs by supporting both the parent & the teen Connect with Melanie Flint, LCSW, CGP, EAP: Website: https://jemwellnesscenter.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JEM-Wellness-102273004842436/ Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/JEM-Wellness-102273004842436/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-e-flint-lcsw-cgp-eap-b7a3367/ Additional Resources: Call: (832) 560-9698 Email: mflint@jemwellnesscenter.com Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
44:44
June 14, 2022
017 - Understanding the Human Condition with James Flowers, Ph.D., LPC-S
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, is joined by James Flowers, Ph.D., LPC-S, Owner and Founder of J. Flowers Health Institute, a Concierge Diagnostic Evaluations service located in Houston, TX. Dr. Flowers is one of the most familiar and respected experts in Pain Recovery, Addiction, and Chronic Pain Assessment. He is known nationally and internationally and draws from decades of research and industry experience. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Overcoming childhood trauma & generational drug addiction Taking a multidisciplinary approach to Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Why brain mapping is one of the key components for detecting stress The Power of understanding the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connect with Dr. James Flowers: Website: https://jflowershealth.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jflowershealth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jflowershealth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesflowersphd/ Additional Resources: Podcast: https://jflowershealth.com/podcast/ Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
54:12
May 31, 2022
016 - Taking Responsibility for Your Own Truth with Brad Reedy, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, is joined by Dr. Brad Reedy, L.M.F.T. Dr. Brad Reedy is a Co-Owner and Clinical Director of Evoke Therapy Programs, an experientially-based therapy program for adolescents, young- adults, and families. Dr. Brad is also an Author, Public Speaker, and Podcast Host, and has served on the Board of the Utah Department of Child and Family Services, the Board of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, and the En Garde Arts Board, a New York-based theatre company He is also the Founder of Enlightening Relationships and provides parent coaching, couples therapy, and individual therapy. Previously, as owner and partner, Brad served as a primary therapist, Clinical Director, and Executive Director for Second Nature Wilderness Programs, helping that program become the most successful wilderness therapy program in the country. Topics Discussed: How wilderness therapy brings self-awareness Discovering the hero's journey in all of us Becoming who you are and learning to love yourself Why you don’t have to explain your boundaries Connect with Brad Reedy: Web: https://evoketherapy.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/EvokeTherapy/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/evoketherapy/ TW: https://twitter.com/EvokeTherapy YT https://www.youtube.com/c/EvokeTherapyPrograms/videos Resources: Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finding-you-an-evoke-therapy-podcast/id1157223571 & https://soundcloud.com/evoketherapyprograms Books https://www.amazon.com/dp/1682450023/ref=olp-opf-redir?aod=1&ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1453251333&sr=1-1 & https://www.amazon.com/Audacity-Be-You-Learning-Horrible/dp/057865444X/ Connect with Archway Academy: FB: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy:  If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help Address: 6221 Main St. Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org  Website: https://archwayacademy.org 
43:25
May 17, 2022
015 - Identifying Strengths to Overcome Addiction with Dean Porterfield, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, is joined by Dean Porterfield, LPC-MHSP, NCC. Dean is Executive Director of ARCH Academy and Owner of Do Life! Counseling and Consulting, PLLC in Nashville, TN. Dean has been with Cumberland Heights for over 11 years, has served as Executive Director of an outdoor therapeutic program for adolescent males for over ten years, and has also served on the Board of Directors of NATSAP (National Board of Therapeutic Schools and Programs), and frequently presents at national, international, and local conferences. Dean is also an approved LPC clinical supervisor and brings over 24 years of experience working with the adolescent population and their families. He believes in a strength-based approach and understands that authentic relationships with the teens and families we serve are paramount for lasting change. Dean is also invested in combining true-tested approaches such as the Twelve steps with other evidence-based clinical intervention modalities to treat substance abuse and the underlying struggles that complement the teen’s self-medicating behavior. Dean is a sought speaker who has spoken at numerous conferences nationally and internationally throughout his career. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Differences between male & female adolescents with substance use Understanding adolescence substance use without judgment The power of resiliency and identifying strengths Overcoming feelings of guilt, shame, & failure parents face Connect with Dean Porterfield, LPC-MHSP, NCC: Web: https://www.arch.org/ & https://www.dolifetherapy.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/archacademytn IG: https://www.instagram.com/archacademyorg/ Connect with Archway Academy: FB: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help.  Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Web: https://www.archwayacademy.org
47:35
May 03, 2022
014 - Recovering Together as a Family with Beth Eversole
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible!  **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, Executive Director at Archway Academy, is joined by Beth Eversole, the Executive Director of PDAP Palmer Drug Abuse Program, a local APG Alternative Peer Group. Join Sasha and Beth as they discuss celebrating PDAP’s 51st anniversary, why alternative peer groups are beneficial to teens in recovery, and what it means to recover as a family. If there is one thing Beth wants everyone to know is that you are not alone in your recovery journey and that PDAP is there for you every step of the way. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Why peer support is essential to recovery (for both parents and teens!) Different ways parents can spot early warning signs of substance use Engaging the entire family rather than treating an acute issue individually Helping teens learn how to have fun in their recovery journey Connect with Beth Eversole: Website: https://pdaphouston.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PDAPHouston LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/palmer-drug-abuse-program-houston-inc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdaphouston/ Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery."  Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
22:26
April 19, 2022
013 - Becoming the Best Version of You Through Recovery & Spirituality with Dr. Matt Russell
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, Executive Director at Archway Academy, is joined by Dr. Matt Russell. Dr. Matt Russell is an academic, activist, pastor, professor and teacher. He is on staff at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston and is the Executive Director of Iconoclast Artists and projectCURATE (a non-profit educational and social enterprise incubator that seeks to build bridges across cultural, economic, religious and racial divides in Houston). Join Sasha and Dr. Russell as they discuss the truth about recovery and navigating through challenging life experiences and what it means to hold space for curiosity and mystery in our lives. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: How Faith and Spirituality allow us the freedom to take risks Understanding trauma and why addiction isn’t our “lowest” point Why spirituality is a team sport The transformation of Grace and Forgiveness How Sobriety holds a mirror to our inner world Connect with Dr. Matt Russell: Project Curate: https://www.projectcurate.org/ Iconoclast Artists: https://iconoclastartists.org/#empowering-young-artists Instagram: https://instagram.com/mhrussell1 Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
27:47
April 05, 2022
012 - Building the Life You Want to Live with Robert Hilliker, LCDC, LCSW‑S
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, Executive Director at Archway Academy, is joined by Robert Hilliker, LCDC, LCSW‑S. Robert is the CEO of The Prairie Recovery Center and the Chief Clinical Officer at Ethos Behavioral Health Group. Join Sasha and Robert as they discuss the deeper look behind Substance Use Disorder, letting go of the shame and guilt behind relapse, and understanding your life’s purpose by building the life you want to live. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: The importance of adolescent mental health wellness Conceptualizing addiction as an “Attachment Disorder” How isolation and loneliness increases the risk of relapse Building a strong community and healthy relationships Shifting the language around healing and “Recovery Protection” Connect with Robert Hilliker, LCDC, LCSW‑S: Website: https://prairierecovery.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prairierecovery Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theprairierecovery/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ethosbhg/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethosbhg Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: Welcome to a A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery".  Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor.  Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE -This is a Way Through.
37:44
March 22, 2022
011 - Personalized Mental Health Treatment for Teens and Young Adults with Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode of A Way Through, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, Executive Director at Archway Academy, is joined by Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW. Dr. Caroline Fenkel is the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer at Charlie Health, a Personalized Mental Health Treatment for teens and young adults struggling with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Utilizing Telehealth and online resources for Mental Health services Parent participation as the single largest indicator for positive outcomes Why shared experiences through group therapy is healing The beauty of virtuality & curated communities based on individual needs Advice for parents with teens suffering from Mental Health/Substance Use Connect with Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW - Charlie Health: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charlie-health/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charliehealth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliehealth/ Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
26:16
March 08, 2022
010 - How to be an LGBTQIA Ally for Teens with Michael Lesher
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this episode, Jamie Edwards is joined by Michael Lesher. Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Owner of Authentovative Counseling Services, PLLC. Both Jamie and Michael discuss the importance of continual education and research, why providing a safe and supportive environment is essential for being an LGBTQIA ally, and what it means to be an empathetic human being. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Expanding inclusivity and diversity throughout our communities Differentiating Sexuality, Gender Identity, Biological Sex, & Gender Expression Dispelling dangerous myths and misconceptions behind sexual orientation Creating space to ask honest questions Connect with Michael Lesher: Website https://authentovative.com LI https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lesher-0a9ba8129/ Resources: GLSEN https://www.glsen.org HRC https://hrc.com The Montrose Center https://www.montrosecenter.org/services/behavioral-health/ HATCH https://www.montrosecenter.org/hatch-youth/ ​​Kindred Lutheran http://kindredmontrose.org Holy Family https://www.holyfamilyhtx.org Resurrection MCC https://visitmccchurch.com/our-churches/mcc-churches-in-the-united-states/mcc-churches-in-tx/resurrection-mcc/ The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org Legacy Community Health https://www.legacycommunityhealth.org/region/montrose/ Connect with Archway Academy: FB https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ IG https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YT https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Web: https://www.archwayacademy.org
48:08
February 16, 2022
009 - Every Brain Matters: Advocating Against the Cannabis Industry with Aubree Adams
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. In this special episode of A Way Through, Jamie Edwards, Director of Community Relations at Archway Academy, fills in for Sasha Coles. Jamie is also joined by Aubree Adams. Aubree is the Director of the Every Brain Matters Community, Developer of Citizens for a Safe and Healthy Texas, a Recovery Advocate, and an Author. She is also the mom of a student at Archway Academy and helps fight against the cannabis industry. Both Jamie and Aubree discuss teen cannabis use, how families can find support and resources for their children addicted to marijuana, and how to respond, not react to, those struggling with addiction. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: The TRUE effects of Marijuana use and the Cannabis Industry Speaking out against the policies regarding the Hemp Industry Symptoms of Cannabis-induced Psychosis (CIP) How Cannabis-induced Psychosis can lead to Schizophrenia The dangers of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) Connect with Aubree Adams: Email: everybrainmatters@gmail.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubree-adams-2797ab21b/ Every Brain Matters Community: https://everybrainmatters.org Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
44:55
February 01, 2022
008 - Youth Addiction Recovery Advocacy with Greg D. Williams
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. This week, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, is joined by Filmmaker and Long-Term Recovery Advocate, Greg D. Williams. Managing Director of Third Horizon Strategies, and Generation Found, Greg and fellow Director, Jeff Reilly use the gift of storytelling to convey what it’s really like to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Throughout the conversation, Sasha and Greg also talk about how independent film can be used to create positive change within communities and why starting the conversation around adolescent recovery matters. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Connecting through the Power of Storytelling through Documentaries Focusing on the Life of Recovery vs. the Depths of Addiction The collective experience of taking action towards Youth Recovery Reducing the stigma behind Adolescent Addiction Additional Resources: Generation Found Film: http://generationfoundfilm.com High Watch Media: https://www.highwatchmedia.com The Anonymous People: https://www.kinolorber.com/film/view/id/1546 Tipping the Pain Scale: https://www.tippingthepainscale.com Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
34:45
January 18, 2022
007 - What it’s Really Like Growing Up with Social Media, pt. 1
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. This week, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, is joined by Lua, Emily, and Jackson as they share what it’s really like growing up with social media. These three students have been studying the effects of social media on body image, mental health, and comparing yourselves on the internet. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: How social media influences young men and women differently The shocking factor of how fast you can go “viral” Safety restrictions parents can put in place for teenagers Learning how to use social media in a fun, safe, and healthy way Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Additional Resources: Meet Our Faculty!: https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Alternative Peer Groups (APGs): https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
23:01
January 04, 2022
006 - Where Family Meets Recovery
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. This week, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, is joined by former Archway Academy student, Clifton, and his mother, Ann. Clifton is one of the “OG” students at Archway as he began his Recovery Journey in 2006. Recovering from substance use, Clifton shares what it was like being a teenager battling addiction and how recovery has completely changed his life around. Ann also shares the importance of not giving up on her son and why she has always supported Clifton through his Recovery Journey. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Misconceptions behind Addiction and Recovery What it’s really like to battle addiction as a family vs. individually The importance of sharing healing and restoration as a family Overcoming pain and isolation and seeking connection and vulnerability Additional Resources: KICPOPS: https://www.kicpops.com Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Additional Resources: Meet Our Faculty!: https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Alternative Peer Groups (APGs): https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
31:57
December 28, 2021
005 - Shattering Cultural Norms, Producing Kindness, and Having the Tough Conversations with Stephen O'Dell, CFP®
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. This week, Sasha Coles, LMFT, LPC, and Andrew Warren, LCDCI, are joined by Stephen O'Dell, CFP®, Co-Owner and CFO of Stages of Recovery. Stephen shares his inspirational story of what it's like being a man in recovery, a recovery advocate for others, and helping young people to see that recovery is a path to success. Sasha, Andrew, and Stephen also discuss the importance of collegiate recovery programs and why empowering and encouraging others helps us on our journey. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: How recovery has opened the doors to life-giving experiences & opportunities Overcoming the fear of failing by showing up every day The continual motivation to keep advocating for teen recovery Why reaching out and connecting with others in your community is essential Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Additional Resources: Meet Our Faculty!: https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Alternative Peer Groups (APGs): https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
32:53
November 30, 2021
004 - From Substance Abuse to Teen Recovery Coach with Andrew Warren, LCDCI
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. This week, we are joined by Andrew Warren, LCDCI, one of our Recovery Coaches and Alumni Students. Andrew shares how he was first introduced to Archway back in 2008 and what it was like growing up in Recovery to now coming full circle leading others in their adolescent recovery journey. He also shares the moment he realized he could attend college and do well in life after almost dropping out of high school. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: What separates Archway Academy from other High Schools Favorite parts of having a career devoted to young people’s Recovery The importance of finding a strong community to surround yourself with Why having fun is essential to Sobriety (especially for teenagers) What life is really like as a Recovery Coach Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Additional Resources: Meet Our Faculty!: https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Alternative Peer Groups (APGs): https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org
26:28
November 16, 2021
003 - The Joys and Challenges of Working in a Recovery High School
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. Today, we talk with one of our longest-running faculty members, Mr. Sonny Sanborn. Sonny is the Social Studies and Lead Teacher at Archway and has been a faculty member at Archway Academy for thirteen years. Sonny shares his experiences at Archway and why he left traditional education in search of an alternative teaching style. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: How to effectively address hardships head on Recognizing that adults are still learning and owning their struggles Bridging the gap between education and recovery The joys and challenges of working in a recovery high school Facing the hardships of teens and tragedy How working at Archway Academy has shaped being a father Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Additional Resources: Meet Our Faculty!: https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Alternative Peer Groups (APGs): https://www.archwayacademy.org/our-people/#apg Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
29:53
November 02, 2021
002 - Being a Teen and in Recovery: How Sobriety can Strengthen Family
Welcome to A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible! **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. Today, we talk with Kennedy, Nick, and James about what it is like to be young and in recovery. Kennedy, Nick, and James discuss what it feels like to get sober as a teenager and all of the joy and challenges of living the recovery lifestyle when you are a teenager. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: What life was like before deciding to become Sober Finding Self-Identity outside of substance use Why Substance Use Disorders wreak havoc on the whole family Hopes, Dreams, and Aspirations after graduation How Recovery helped strengthen their family dynamic Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
19:19
October 26, 2021
001 - Something Different is Possible!
Welcome to the first episode of A Way Through, a podcast brought to you by Archway Academy! The purpose of this podcast is to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different is possible; Recovery is possible. **The views and opinions expressed by our guests are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of Archway Academy. Any content provided by our student co-host(s) or guests are of their opinion and are not intended to reflect the philosophy and policies of Archway Academy itself. Nor is it intended to malign any recovery method, religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything. Today, we talk with Nihan, Gabby, and Jackson about what it feels like to be young and in recovery. We discuss the challenges, benefits, and insights that come from getting sober. Nihan, Gabby, and Jackson share their experiences of finding sobriety, the relationships with their family before and after recovery, and advice they would give to families whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. A Way Through invites you to join in on the conversation and hear stories of triumph, self-discovery, and healing. Be sure to subscribe to A Way Through to stay updated on each new episode and leave a review of the show! Topics Discussed: Challenges faced being young and in Recovery Why choosing Sobriety can be the most mature thing you can do The importance of Setting Boundaries to strengthen relationships Why Willingness, Open Communication, and Honesty is essential to Recovery Connect with Archway Academy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archwayacademyhtx/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archwayacademy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVBgxwG5CC6qBcJ3U6KcK5Q Contact Archway Academy: If you or a student you know needs help, visit the website, or call the number below to schedule a tour. We are here to help. Address: 6221 Main Street Houston, TX 77030 Call: 713.328.0780 Email: sasha.coles@archwayacademy.org Website: https://www.archwayacademy.org --- About Archway Academy: Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, "Where Education Meets Recovery." Archway is a sober high school located in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE - This is a Way Through.
18:08
October 19, 2021
A Way Through - Trailer
Welcome to A Way Through, brought to you by Archway Academy, where education meets recovery. Archway is a sober High school located in the sunny heart of Houston, TX. We meet the individual, educational needs of teens recovering from Substance Use Disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor. Archway is the largest recovery high school in the nation. We are here to remind you that though you may not see it now, something different IS POSSIBLE! - This is A Way Through. 
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October 04, 2021